Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Amazing and Fabulous WING JONES Blog Tour - Stop 28!

Welcome to Stop 28 on the whirlwind Wing Jones Blog Tour! I am so happy to be hosting this stop on the tour for this stunning book - I had the privilege to attend the launch party just over a week ago and the hype around Wing Jones is fantastic. I absolutely can't wait to sink my teeth into it.
If you haven't heard about Wing Jones or Katie Webber yet, where have you been?
Wing Jones is the much anticipated debut novel from Katherine Webber, publishing 5th January 2017 in the UK. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing's speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants…
Katherine Webber was born in Southern California but has lived in Atlanta, Hawaii, Hong Kong and now in London.
Now this blog tour is a bit different. Because close to 40 bloggers wanted to take part (because Katie is awesome), Walker have planned a rather special #WJphototour . This is a photo blog tour documenting Katherine’s path to publishing her debut novel. From childhood memories that inspired her writing to her time living in Atlanta and Asia that influenced the book to authors she’s met over the years right up to receiving her first finished copy of the book, follow along to see Katherine’s author life unfold! And here below is the photo I got:  
KATIE on moving to London:
Not only did I meet other aspiring writers and UKYA authors in London, I got to meet a TON of my favourite US YA authors too! It seems like EVERYONE comes on tour to London at some point. I was absolutely ecstatic when I got to meet my favourite YA author, Laini Taylor at one of her London events. Little did I know that less than two years later, she would be blurbing my debut novel!

Yes Laini Taylor, the amazing author of The Daughter of Smoke and Bone and more recently Strange The Dreamer! Laini is also one of my favourite authors, and she's given Wing Jones the best possible quote to send it out into the world:

“The pure and vivid voice of Katherine Webber's Wing illuminates an America of hope and tragedy, where both ruin and triumph lurk just around the corner. Life isn't easy for Wing, the unsung sister of a fallen hero, but in her darkest time, she'll find her own strength. I fell in love with Wing Jones, and you will too.
From everything I've heard about this book, I absolutely don't doubt it. If you want to pick up a copy of Wing Jones, you can get it at all good bookshops including the one I used to work for (yay, shameless promotion!) -

A million congratulations to Katie on her amazing debut novel! Bookish love,
Rachel xx

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